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Friday, June 6, 2008

You Have Less Than One Week to Live

posted by on June 6 at 13:46 PM

At least according to a “prophet” from Texas:

Nuclear war will begin next Thursday, June 12, or sooner, according to the latest prediction of self-proclaimed prophet Yisrayl “Buffalo Bill” Hawkins, the founder of a religious sect in Abilene, Texas.

“It could be turned loose before then,” Hawkins told 20/20 for a report to be broadcast tonight. “You’re going to see this very soon, really soon,” he said.

Hundreds of truck trailers have been loaded with food and water on the group’s 44-acre compound, in preparation for the coming war.

Hawkins last declared the end times were upon us in in 2006:

As for people thinking he’s crazy:

Hawkins says he does not care if people consider him a laughing stock.

You know, the savior himself, told me not to worry about that. He said, ‘They’re going to hate you above all people on the face of the earth,’” Hawkins explained.

Here’s Hawkins’s latest prediction:

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Posted by DanFan | June 6, 2008 1:59 PM

Next time I have business cards printed I'm going to add "Overseer" in front of my name.

Posted by Jerod | June 6, 2008 2:02 PM

just in time for Slog happy. Coincidence?

Posted by PopTart | June 6, 2008 2:05 PM

Why can't they just ignore these people? Come on, 20/20. quit legitimizing these kooks. That's all they want is airtime. Does 20/20 listen to the homeless guys who are screaming about retribution?

ps, why doesn't the Department of Homeland Security go after people like this? He actually sounds like he kinda wants this to happen. Are they too busy chasing pot smokers and people who want to pick strawberries?

Posted by P to the J | June 6, 2008 2:17 PM

Hey, the world is ending next Thursday and we never got a around to hooking up, so I was thinking...

Posted by Zander | June 6, 2008 2:21 PM

Bah. Amateur.

The True Bible Code folks have predicted the beginning of the Apocalypse, beginning with a nuclear or dirty-bomb attack on the UN building in NYC, 95 times by my quick count of their site. (No direct link, but search for "true bible code nyc" and it should be pretty easy to find.) Their current prediction is for tomorrow. (By Jewish definition of 'tomorrow', meaning sunset tonight to sunset tomorrow night.)

Posted by Brad J | June 6, 2008 2:26 PM

We're already dead.

This came to be in 2007, as the man says.

So, how's your afterlife?

Posted by NickBob | June 6, 2008 2:39 PM

""Why would you give up now? That's how he controls people, is through fear," Martin said."

Wow, this guy should run for president as a Republican. He's a shoe in.

Posted by Colin | June 6, 2008 3:04 PM

I'm sure he's hoping to be hated above all people on the face of the earth at the very least. Wasn't this guy on channel 29 way back when?

Posted by Smade | June 6, 2008 3:16 PM

Oh, thank God. I didn't know HOW I was going to make my VISA payment this month.

Posted by Miss Poppy Dixon | June 6, 2008 3:25 PM

I wonder what the Jews think about him wearing the yarmulke? Seems it would be offensive to the Jews.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | June 6, 2008 3:45 PM

It was hard to keep reading through the tears of laughter after the whole "prophet from Texas" line.

Posted by Andy | June 6, 2008 4:02 PM

Sometimes I really wonder why I never started my own fringe cult. They get followers and compounds and all kinds of neat messianic stuff.

And clearly you don't need to be all that bright, consistent, or even coherent.

I suppose the atheism thing gets in the way, but that presumes that these people really believe the insane crap they themselves spew.

Although, sadly, I bet many people do believe the insane crap they themselves spew.

Posted by K | June 6, 2008 4:19 PM

Wasn't Abilene nuked in Southland Tales?

The prophecy is coming true; prepare for Liquid Karma.

Posted by Original Andrew | June 6, 2008 4:25 PM

This could be more horrible than Y2K!

Posted by Heather | June 6, 2008 4:52 PM

I love the way he uses "prophecy" like "scientific evidence".
"Prophecy shows that..."

Posted by Mr Fuzzy | June 6, 2008 5:02 PM

Wasn't Abilene nuked in Southland Tales?

Yes. Was just about to post that.

Posted by Ryan | June 6, 2008 9:07 PM

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